What Does ASAS Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

ASAS means "As Soon As Sensible."

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ASAS is an acronym used in text-based communications with the meaning "As Soon As Sensible." ASAS is typically used in response to the use of ASAP ("As Soon As Possible") to make it clear that a task is not of the highest priority and that it should or will receive attention in due course. It is similar in meaning to ASAIC ("As Soon As I Can") and ASAYC ("As Soon As You Can").

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When I write ASAS, I mean this:

meaning of ASAS

ASAS is often a reminder not to rush.

Summary of Key Points

"As Soon As Sensible" is, by far, the most common meaning for ASAS when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:As Soon As Sensible
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ASAS in Sentences

Here are examples of ASAS in conversations:
  • Lackey: I will get onto that ASAP boss.
  • Boss: No need to drop anything else. Just get it done ASAS.
  • Boss: Get in here ASAP!
  • Sales Rep: I'm about to meet one of our most important clients on the other side of the city, it's rush hour and it's snowing. I will get there ASAS. And I'll let you know when that will be.

An Academic Look at ASAS

ASAS is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). It is pronounced "Ay-sas." Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters. ASAS is an adverb of time. An adverb of time states when something happened, will happen or how often it happens.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "As Soon As I Can" or "As Soon As Sensible" instead of using ASAS.

Example of ASAS Used in a Text

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